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2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2015 Annual Report.


New Middle East Senior Fellow

Dr. Benedetta BertiFPRI is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Program on the Middle East, Dr. Benedetta Berti. Though Dr. Berti has been writing for FPRI since 2011, we are excited to formally welcome her to the FPRI team. To access her work for FPRI, click here. To learn more about Dr. Berti, visit her personal website here.


Robert A. Fox Fellows – 6 Months of Excellence

In 2015, FPRI’s Middle East program named four year-long Robert A. Fox Fellows, who would write, speak, and create innovative platforms for addressing a wide range of timely issues related to the Middle East and U.S. policy. Here are some of the highlights from the past 6 months.


FPRI's Middle East Program - 2015 At a Glance

FPRI's Middle East Program had a banner year in 2015. Here are the highlights at a glance.


FPRI's Spring 2016 Calendar at a Glance

FPRI's Spring 2016 CalendarWe are delighted to share with you a preview of our Winter/Spring 2016 calendar. More is certain to be added as we go along. For those not in the area, some programs are webcast and audio or video files are archived right here on our website or on our YouTube Channel.


FPRI Announces a New Teachers' Conference on America's Entry into World War I

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Foreign Policy Research Institute is proud to announce its 12th Annual Military History Institute Weekend in coordination with the First Division Museum at Cantigny and Carthage College.


FPRI on Islam, Islamism, and Beyond

Islam has become the subject of heated debate in America.  FPRI’s characteristic style is to stand back and scrutinize controversial subjects dispassionately, bringing to bear the insights of scholarship and making those insights accessible to the non-specialist.  We provide below just a partial collection of links to FPRI essays on Islam and Islamism, along with links to audio or video files of FPRI events.


FPRI's Year of Innovation

Alan LuxenbergDear Friends,


Report on a Study Trip to Korea for High School Teachers

By Paul Dickler

Paul Dickler is Associate Director of FPRI’s Marvin Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy. He taught AP US history for 30 years at Neshaminy High School and conducts workshops for teachers on a variety of subjects.


FPRI Elects S.A. Ibrahim to Its Board of Trustees


S.A. IbrahimPHILADELPHIA -- The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce the election of S.A. Ibraham to its Board of Trustees.  Mr. Ibrahim is CEO of Radian Group Inc., based in Philadelphia.